Based in beautiful West Cork our aim is to make exercise fun and effective for everyone.
Whether your gym membership is long expired, you’re looking to get back in shape after having a new arrival or you eat 10k runs for breakfast, we have a class for you.
Pilates helps improve breath control, flexibility and core strength and DanceFit is an energetic, calorie burning, dance workout.

Join us to become a fitter, healthier, happier you.

Introducing Cathy

A passionate dancer practically from birth, Cathy has been practicing Pilates since she took classes while completing her degree in Choreography and Dance at the University of Winchester.

Enthusiastic about sharing this awesome form of exercise she qualified as a Mat Pilates instructor with the well regarded Health and Fitness Education. She’s since taught mixed ability classes in London before moving to Cork.

Cathy has never been one to spend hours on the treadmill but when there’s music playing she can’t stand still! She believes there’s no better way to get a full body work out and forget the pressures of the day than having a good boogie and can’t wait to party with you at DanceFit.


Core strength, spine stability and stress relief are just a few of the benefits Pilates can offer you. Created by Joseph Pilates, primarily for rehabilitation, Cathy has experienced first hand how beneficial this form of exercise can be whilst recovering from a dance injury. Cathy’s challenging classes are accessible for all levels, helping you to maintain a healthy body and supple spine.

Classes begin with body alignment and joint mobility followed by strength and flexibility exercises, including the original Pilates movements, before finishing with stretching and relaxation.

Cathy is also qualified to teach ante and post natal clients providing gentle exercise focused on supporting the spine, maintaining core strength and engaging the pelvic floor muscles.

Class Pricing

We aim to keep our classes affordable so that as many people as possible can access the benefits of Pilates.
All you will need is a mat, a bottle of water and comfortable clothes you can move in. 

Summer 2024 Schedule

We’ve now finished our term of mixed ability Pilates classes in Clonakilty and Dunmanway.

Pilates On The Beach will be starting at Inchydoney on Wednesday 19 June,19.00-20.00, at €8 per class. For further details and bookings please contact Cathy on 0876063848.

DayTimeLocationTerm Start
Wednesdays6.15pm – 7.15pmSt Joseph’s National School, ClonakiltySeptember 2024
Thursdays6.00pm – 7.00pmCox’s Hall, DunmanwaySeptember 2024


Let the party begin!

DanceFit is an energetic, effective workout which is all about having fun and letting go.

Each class begins with a warm-up followed by a variety of routines drawing steps from a range of styles including street dance, Latin and disco. Targeting the arms, abs, legs and bum this full body workout is finished off with a cool down and well earned stretch.

In an upbeat and enjoyable atmosphere this dance aerobic fitness class will have you burning calories in no time!

Class Pricing

All you will need for the class is a bottle of water, comfortable clothes and trainers.

Summer 2024 Schedule

We’ve now finished our term of DanceFit classes in Clonakilty and Dunmanway. 

We will be running two Heels dance classes on Thursday 18 July in Cox’s Hall, Dunmanway and Wednesday 24 July in St Joseph’s N.S., Clonakilty.

€10 per class. For further details and bookings please contact Cathy on 0876063848.

DayTimeLocationTerm Start
Wednesdays7.30pm – 8.15pmSt Joseph’s National School, ClonakiltySeptember 2024
Thursdays7.15pm – 8.00pmCox’s Hall, DunmanwaySeptember 2024


Our adult Pilates and DanceFit (dance aerobics) classes take place at the following venues across West Cork in Clonakilty and Dunmanway.

St Joseph’s National School

Cox’s Hall

Get In Touch

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Email: cathy@core.studio

Phone / Text: 087 6063848